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We can pretend it’s fall, even though it really feels like May. Oh well, I’m thirsty.
We’ve thrown quite a few fall parties since we moved to our house about 6 years ago. The most elaborate was a huge fall fest in the backyard, complete with hay bales and a bonfire (well, fire pit. Same thing). Everyone was encouraged to dress up in overalls if they had them, and most obliged. It was a blast!
But the star of the show was not the elaborate spread of food I worked on all weekend, it was the spiked hot cider I made in my crock pot.
It just proves that the showy stuff isn’t always the winner of a party — guests react to a warm, comforting treat.I used the same recipe for our Issue 3 post-party cider, and it’s simply made using good store-bought cider, Mulling Spices from Williams-Sonoma, and spiced rum. I had to make two batches.
So, to spike up your fall party, or evening by the fireplace (hopefully those will happen here — soon), here are some more beautiful fall drink inspirations. Cheers!
For a great presentation, serve your cider — spiked or not — in these gorgeous apple cups:
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Or, if you are as big a Nutella freak as I am, try these sinful-lookin’ Warm Hazelnut Toddies:
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And finally, try this refreshing hot cranberry-apple concoction — this would work great for a post-Thanksgiving football treat:
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